Reality Story continued…
At the Reality Store®, students will be able to select an occupation they think they would like to have as a 28 year old adult. They will then be given an amount of “play” money equivalent to the average monthly salary in that occupation. The students will then go into a Reality Store® where they will need to spend their salary on the necessities and luxuries they envision as part of their adult lifestyle. Representatives from the housing industry, utilities, grocery stores, department stores, financial institutions, auto dealerships, medical profession, child care centers, travel and entertainment industry, etc. will be present to help the students determine how much of their income will need to be spent in each category in order to provide them with their desired lifestyle. The goal of this exercise is to help students learn whether their selected occupation will provide the financial resources needed to provide the type of lifestyle they want.
IWEF Reality Store® manuals are available free of charge to schools within the state of Indiana by requesting one from the Indiana Women’s Education Foundation, Inc., 510 E. Silver St, Knightstown, IN 46148 or call 317-442-2620 or email: email@example.com@centurylink.net
IWEF Reality Store® manuals are available to schools outside the State of Indiana for a charge of $35 for manual; $50 for CD; or $75 for both (which includes shipping). A check for the exact amount with complete mailing directions needs to be sent to IWEF, 510 Silver St, Knightstown, IN 46148.